Great news for Potterheads across the globe, the third Fantastic Beasts film is due to begin filming very shortly.
According to Deadline, the third Fantastic Beasts film will be set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and will see the return of the series’ original cast, including Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) and Ezra Miller (Credence/Aurelius Dumbledore).
Alison Sudol and Dan Fogler, who play Queenie Goldstein and Jacob Kowalski, respectively, are also set to star in the threequel.
On top of that, last October it was confirmed that Johnny Depp would be reprising his role in the franchise.
Speaking last year, JK Rowling, who works closely on each of the spin-off films, revealed just how far she plans out the films.
She said: “As with the Harry Potter books, it is all mapped out. In fact, when we announced the five films, I talked about that. It’s always possible that some details will change along the way, but the arc of the story is there. It’s been an amazing opportunity to tell parts of the backstory that never made it into the original books. I’m thinking particularly of one character that I think fans will be surprised to meet in this movie.
“It’s far too early to spoil anything. What I can say is that we’ll go to at least one new city in the next film, possibly two, and I’m keen to move outside Europe and North America. But you’ll just have to wait and see.”
That we will! That we will.
The as-yet-untitled third film will be directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, Steve Kloves and JK Rowling. It is expected to premiere November 12, 2021.
Bit of a wait, but we’re sure it will be worth it, just like the previous two!